"Szulik's exasperated response is, "There's so much FUD (Fear,
Uncertainty and Doubt) here, it's hard to know where to start."
But, then he does so by dividing Microsoft's arguments into three
core contentions: Linux is immature; Linux threatens Microsoft's
core business and open source destroys intellectual property and
"When it comes to Linux threatening Microsoft core's business,
Szulik agrees--that's exactly what Linux is doing at the server
operating system level. From here, he moves into the high rhetoric
of open source believers, "But even more dangerous, the open source
model threatens the core business strategy of Microsoft domination,
monopoly, total control and restricted consumer choices. History
has shown that hegemonists and those who restrict freedom
ultimately fail. Microsoft is on the wrong side of history...."
"Indeed as far as Szulik is concerned, "I'd argue that a
worldwide monopoly, enforced by business practices that a federal
judge has found to be predatory and anti-competitive probably has
more to do with killing innovation than anything the open source
movement could ever do."
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